Gender Minority Stress

Minority stress broadly refers to the unique stressors that minority groups experience, above and beyond the general types of stressors that anyone may endure. For instance, work may be stressful for many reasons—including navigating relationships with coworkers, job performance and advancement concerns, or other reasons. When someone holds a minority status, there are likely additional stressors that may arise, such as concerns about microaggressions or mistreatment from coworkers or one’s boss, concerns about company policies and whether there are inclusive nondiscrimination protections, or other stressors. Even the stressors that are general in nature may take on additional nuance when experienced as the member of a minority. As such, the general stressors could also be influenced by biases toward minorities, such as interpersonal relationships not only ...

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